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Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund
SEMCOG Data and Services to Assist with Application Requirements
The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) is an annual grant program managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources that provides funding to local governments, school districts, and the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority.
The foundation of the MNRTF includes natural resource based protection and use (land acquisition projects) and natural resource based recreation opportunities (development projects). Beginning in 2009, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board of Trustees adopted a revised set of criteria to evaluate applications to the Fund. The revised criterion includes special consideration for projects that incorporate collaboration, urban areas, trails, and renovation of an existing park, among other things.
Data and Publications
SEMCOG Grant Application Review Services
For more information on the Trust Fund, including a list of project types, applications, and guidelines, please visit the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Web site . Presentation given at SEMCOG on October 15th, 2009: Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Recreation Grants Program (PPT, 8.1 MB)
Low Impact Development (LID)
Stormwater design, criteria, and methodology can be accessed through the
The Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT)Transportation Enhancement Programis a federally funded grant program that can be leveraged to match State funds, such as the MNRTF.
Disability Network of Michigan
The Disability Network of Michigan facilitates collective work that results in a strong and statewide voice striving to meet the needs of the 1.9 million people in Michigan who have a disability. The Disability Network can assist grant applicants in determining universal access needs for their recreation development projects.
The seven counties of Southeast Michigan have resources available to assist local communities in developing a grant application for the MNRTF. Common information and activities that may be available include:
Please contact your county to determine the specific information and activities that may be available to your community: